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Vandalism on HRHC condemned
NPN: Dimapur, 01 Aug 2008
Published on 2 Aug. 2008 12:46 AM IST
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Various organizations and parties have condemned the ransacking and looting of Holy Redeemer Health Centre (HRHC), Chumukedima, as well as assault meted to staff of the Centre by two armed miscreants on Thursday.
President, Catholic Women’s Association of St. Joseph’s Parish, Chumukedima, Magdaline Naro in a press release expressed deep anguish at the “inhuman and uncultured act” of the armed miscreants towards the community engaged in selfless service of humanity.
Nagaland Women Social League (NWSL) president Watila P Belho in a press release said the incident was a “serious disregard to the physical and moral character of a woman,” especially in the Naga society where women were respected and held in high esteem.
Nagaland Medicine Dealers Association (NMDA) president Ato Yepthomi in a press said the ugly incident at HRHC, which was engaged in a noble cause of looking after patients suffering and struggling for their lives, showed the respect that was given to mankind by unscrupulous misguided elements.
Extending solidarity to the Centre’s vision and noble works, NMDA also hoped that such incidents would not recur in future.
Chumukedima Students’ Union (CSU) said the union would not tolerate such acts perpetrated on a charitable institution rendering selfless service to the people of Chumukedima. CSU president Pelesavi Rurhie in a press release also informed said the union would henceforth keep vigilant watch on all “the hostellers as well as the health centre.”
Condemning the incident, office secretary, BJP Nagaland, V Shikuto Sema on behalf of the state BJP president and party in a press release said the unfortunate incident was perhaps the first in the state where a charitable mission was vandalized by unscrupulous elements.
The party called upon all Nagas to put up a united front in combating such dangerous trends.
Fraternity of N Naga DAO in a joint press release expressed deep shock over the incident and said ‘such act of barbarism has no place in a civilized society.’

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